Read our latest media releases.

Groundbreaking program houses 60 per cent of participants in first year

Improving drug and alcohol issues, reducing nights spent in hospital, staying housed and feeling safe at home has been proven possible, once again, for people experiencing chronic homelessness through a housing-first approach, coupled with intensive support.

Homelessness Week 2018 - Ending Homelessness Together

Last year during Homelessness Week we highlighted that between February and June 2017, Sacred Heart Mission had 100 people sleeping under our veranda in St Kilda – an average between seven and 20 people each night, compared to two or three people the year prior.

Dine with Heart gala dinner chefs standing in the kitchen

Ten of Melbourne’s finest chefs launched Sacred Heart Mission’s (SHM) annual Dine with Heart Month in style last night, with a Gala Dinner held on the stage of St Kilda’s iconic Palais Theatre.

Chef plating up food at Dine with Heart official dinner

Back for its fourth successive year, Sacred Heart Mission’s Dine with Heart Month, guarantees fabulous food and memorable dining experiences throughout May for Melbourne’s food-loving community.

Hand holding a calculator representing street count

The first Street Count in the City of Port Phillip has recorded 91 people sleeping rough in the municipality.

Journey to Social Inclusion logo

Sacred Heart Mission announces it will deliver the first Victorian Social Impact Bond with the Victorian Government, which will expand its successful Journey To Social Inclusion Program.

Volunteer standing behind dining hall counter handing over plate of food to client

Every day of the year Sacred Heart Mission welcomes people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage into our Dining Hall for lunch, and Christmas Day is no different.

Martin Foley with Sacred Heart Mission staff and Launch Housing CEO

Minister for Housing Martin Foley today announced $280,000 to support Sacred Heart Mission in partnership with Launch Housing to create a skilled assertive outreach and engagement team.

0136,596Meals served through our meals program over the last year
069,269Hours contributed by our volunteers over the last year
05,740Responses at our Women’s House over the last year
Sacred Heart Mission acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respects to them, their culture and their elders past, present and emerging.

Sacred Heart Mission has always aimed to be a place that embraces a sexuality and gender diverse community; everyone is welcome at our table and we believe a diverse community is good for everyone.
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